Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Greenwell Cottage, Burray, Orkney

Greenwell Cottage is a single-storey early 20th century renovated farming croft, situated in 52 acres of arable farmland, with its own private beach and pier on the very peaceful north-western coast of the island of Burray, Orkney.

The holiday cottage boasts magnificent views overlooking the waters of the famous Scapa Flow. Ideal for the artist, water sport enthusiast (kayaking, canoeist, diver, swimmer, fishing etc...) or for just that peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of life.

The self-catering cottage is adjoined to Greenwell, which is a working croft and lived in by the owners, Josie and Eddy. It provides all home comforts to ensure that you have a very enjoyable stay. A small welcome pack is provided on arrival, which includes tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits. The facilities in the cottage include, heat by air-to-air heaters in each room and an electric fire, if needed. It has a fully equipped kitchen, including a calor gas cooker, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The bathroom has a shower over the bath. The lounge has a two-piece suite and TV. The breakfast room and large conservatory have spectacular views of Scapa Flow which is 30m away. To the rear of the cottage is a large conservatory filled with flowers and plants, overlooking a large split-level garden with a washing line. To the front of the house is a large outside decked area with table and chairs. Sadly, there is no internet for 2022 but this will be available from 2023.

Burray has a small village with a local shop, café and hotel that serves meals daily. To the south of Burray, across Number 4 Causeway and the beautiful long white sandy beach is the island of South Ronaldsay and the village of St Margarets Hope. The village includes a doctor’s surgery, church, café, grocery stores and the Pentland Ferry terminal from Gills Bay, Scotland. This village/ferry is 5 miles drive to and from the cottage.

To the north of Burray and crossing the remaining three causeway’s, the famous blockships sunk in the war and the Italian chapel, is the Orkney mainland. The royal burgh of Kirkwall lies 11 miles from Burray and is a lively and busy town with supermarkets, chemists, a leisure centre/swimming pool, cinema, theatre, post office, petrol station, vets and many pubs serving local alcoholic produce The Kirkwall airport (KOI) is approximately 11 miles from the cottage.

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